Is Social Media getting in the way of studying

Posted by Cybersquare on Jul 23, 2021 11:20:59 AM



Social media and technology are integral parts of daily life, and implementing the use of these into the classroom is more essential than before. We can make use of each social media platform in different ways to be used in the classroom. At present times Virtual classes and more technology tools, from sharing announcements to holding live lectures, and more. Social media provides a smooth tool which helps for direct communication between students, teachers and parents. So that parents can check their student’s progress and teachers can ask or respond to questions. Social media provides more e-learning opportunities. As remote jobs and online classes are becoming more popular, We can train students with any skills from anywhere, social media can help with that. It’s important to understand the impact of social media in education before using it, but we’re of the strong belief that it will help advance students in technology. The use of social media in education helps students, parents and teachers to connect with learning groups and to get more useful information. Social media provides opportunities to learn more and gain useful content. Which helps to empower you.


Social media has the ability to broaden kid's perspectives on various subjects and to produce great results. Students will get an opportunity to engage with experts to get answers on topics that they may need help in. These channels can be used to provide students with useful information like communicating campus news, make announcements. Which helps to build engagement between the schools and students So that they can find and resolve many student issues through the group interactions. So nowadays, it is crucial to be active in social platforms which helps to create better student training strategies and shapes student culture.


How Social Media is Reshaping Today’s Education System

Is Social Media getting in the way of studying


Empowering Effects

Starting from lower grades itself, social media has a vital role to introduce new ways of sharing information and build a community for parents, students and teachers to use. Statistics show that 96% of the students that have internet access are using at least one social media for entertaining and other purposes. This pandemic situation especially strongly influences the students in their education.


Implementation in Schools?


Nowadays schools tend to adopt the internet and social media because they’re useful when it comes to sharing information or organizing the school tasks. Adopting social media in school is an increasing trend. At the same time, social networking has a disadvantage of lack of attention in students during classes. Since students already devote a lot of time to social media and connecting with others, they can make use of it for their education purposes as well.

It’s a perfect idea to provide an online universe to communicate with your students since they’re already spending most of their time. Today most kids of all ages are totally immersed in their smartphones to browse their news feed and to share photos on Instagram, which has become a part of their daily routine.


How Can Teachers Penetrate the Online World?

Cyber Square’s learning management systems that involve online learning for more than 10 years now. Gradually, such systems will lead to the actual implementation of social media in classrooms. Lateron, Social media will be  the best tool available for teachers. By using the technology they are able to reach out to students.


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From the above statement it's evident that students also react very positively when a teacher is trying to introduce new methods and adapt them as part of the educational process. Instead of attending the boring homework thing which includes certain strictness in it, students can experience the online chat that discusses certain resources that gives students the ability to open up and share their thoughts.


A Stronger Community Through Social Media


The benefits of social media in the education process are not only teacher-student relationships.Social networking has a lot of other benefits tlike, schools can find a new way to integrate social media by sharing school news through social media, conducting online meetings with the parents, etc.

Social media will be a new and only channel of communication in situations like parents are usually busy with work and cannot attend school meetings, etc. In such situations the implementation of social networking will be helpful for them to be in touch with events or be able to check on their kids every once in a while. So in future having active Social media accounts for schools will be a must have normal thing. The very first impression of parents about schools will be created from this, like the other criterias.


Ways to introduce social media in to classrooms


  • Use a Facebook Page to broadcast updates and alerts.


Instructors can use Facebook Pages to post class updates, share assignments, homework and to arrange a discussion.


  • Use a Facebook Group to stream live lectures and host discussions.


By creating Facebook Groups for classes Instructors can stream Facebook Live lectures, post discussion questions, assign homework and make class announcements. These things will keep students engaged during school breaks.


  • Use Twitter as a class message board.

Instructors can use Twitter to post reminders for the due dates of assignments, etc or share inspirational quotes and helpful links for educational resources. They can create discussions also.


  • Create a class blog for discussions.


Through WordPress, SquareSpace, Wix, Blogger, Tumblr or Medium teachers can create a class blog and students can interact with it by involving in discussion or adding comments on class prompts.

  • Create a class-specific Pinterest board.

Teachers can create Pinterest boards according to class or subject, and create sub-topic boards for all worksheets and save pins that are relevant to lessons. This will help teachers to prepare and organize resources, share lesson plans and worksheets for their classes in one place. Through Pinterest boards, schools can share school events and photos.




Now Social media is a big part of our day to day life and it’s so important to include it in the education process. Teachers and other staff at the schools should be encouraged to make use of technology for student and parent communication. The benefits are so obvious, by starting with building healthier parent-teacher relationships and the way to permanently change the way children will learn. Change is essential. Ready to change as the world around you, Cyber Square is so happy to be a part of your kids journey. 

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